2014 World Monuments Watch nominations are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013.
Every two years, World Monuments Fund (WMF) accepts new nominations to the World Monuments Watch. Nearly 700 sites on all seven continents have been included in the nine Watch cycles since 1996. Watch listing provides an opportunity for sites and their nominators to raise public awareness, foster local participation, advance innovation and collaboration, and demonstrate effective solutions. The announcement of the 2012 Watch was covered by 1000 news outlets in 65 countries, with circulation to over 700 million people worldwide. By capitalizing on the attention raised by Watch listing, local entities have leveraged support for Watch sites totaling over $180 million. WMF has contributed an additional $90 million toward projects at Watch sites in more than 80 countries.
The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic urban centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely action.
Nominating a site to the Watch is a two-part process. Click here to submit an initial inquiry, after which a username and password will be provided to access the secure Online Nomination Form.
Information about the 2014 World Monuments Watch can be found at wmf.org/watch.
Questions about the nomination process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.